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Benighted (Brutal Death Metal)


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Latest news: Thu, Oct 02 2014, BENIGHTED

Latest release: "Carnivore Sublime"

Release date: Fri, Feb 14 2014, US Tue, Feb 18 2014

BENIGHTED are proud to announce that their line-up is once again complete and the release of a live album!

"After having performed amazing gigs with them during the last months, we are very proud to welcome Pierre Arnoux (bass/backing vocals) and Emmanuel Dalle (guitars) as official and permanent members in Benighted!", comments the band. "With our line-up finally stable again, we are currently working on our first live album. It was recorded at Sylak Open Air this summer and will be released via Season of Mist in 2015. Prepare yourself for war!!"

The current BENIGHTED line-up can be seen on a new picture shown below:


BENIGHTED are still playing shows in support of their latest full-length 'Carnivore Sublime', which is streaming in full here. All confirmed dates are listed below:

04 Oct 14 Loches (FR) Loches en Grind
11 Oct 14 Essen (DE) Essen Death Feast
18 Oct 14 Sélestat (FR) Rock Your Brain Fest
29 Oct 14 Graz (AT) Explosiv
30 Oct 14 Bratislava (SK) Fuga
31 Oct 14 Wörgl (AT) VZ Komma
01 Nov 14 Lausanne (CH) Grand-Vennes
17 Jan 15 Rambouillet (FR) L'Usine À Chapeaux
18 Apr 15 Tilburg (NL) O13 Neurotic Deathfest

‘Carnivore Sublime’ is available on the Season of Mist e-shop.



  1. X2Y
  2. Noise
  3. Experience Your Flesh
  4. Slaughter/Suicide
  5. Spit
  6. Defiled Purity
  7. Jekyll
  8. Collection Of Dead Portraits
  9. Carnivore Sublime
  10. Les Morsures De Cerbère
  11. June And The Laconic Solstice

BENIGHTED previously premiered video clips for the tracks “Experience Your Flesh” and “Spit” (featuring fellow label-mate Niklas Kvarforth of SHINING).



"Carnivore Sublime" comes crushing like a 666 ton steamroller steered by an extremely enraged tyrannosaurus rex. BENIGHTED set a new benchmark for brutality and viciousness. The listener is heavily beaten into submission by its relentless vocal onslaught, massive riffing, and close-to-inhuman drumming. With "Carnivore Sublime" the French have now surpassed their grinding masterpiece "Asylum Cave" (2011), which was based on a fictional concept of a delusional schizophrenic's obsession with deranged Austrian pervert Joseph Fritzl. Their new album tells another gruesome story from the mental abyss. In this musical case study, a borderline man descends into cannibalism. Yummy! BENIGHTED was brought to life by members from the French Death and Black metal bands DISHUMANIZED, DARKNESS FIRE and OSGILIATH joined forces in May 1998 for a more brutal, heavy and modern way of expression. When their first self-titled and self-produced full-length "Benighted" hit the streets in the year 2000, it created a strong impact. What had originally started as a side-project soon became the main thing. With every following album their fan-base grew. "Psychose" (2002), "Insane Cephalic Production" (2004), "Identisick" (2006), and "Icon" (2007) were equally enthusiastically received by adherents and critics alike. This was greatly helped by BENIGHTED's mind-blowing live performances at one of their extensive tours or playing at prestigious festivals such as Neurotic Death Fest, Hellfest, Summer Breeze and Inferno Festival among many others. "Carnivore Sublime" was once again recorded in Germany's Kohlekeller Studio continuing a very successful relationship and features haunting guest appearances by Niklas Kvarforth (Shining) and Michael Kern (Carnal Decay). This album will bang your heads and twist your necks!


Name Instrument
Julien Truchan Vocals
Olivier Gabriel Guitar
Kevin Foley Drums
Pierre Arnoux Bass / Backing vocals
Emmanuel Dalle Guitar

Releases Season of Mist


Carnivore Sublime

General information
: Fri, Feb 14 2014
: Tue, Feb 18 2014
: Brutal Death Metal
: SOM319
: available


Asylum Cave

General information
: Mon, Mar 21 2011
: Tue, Mar 29 2011
: Death Metal
: SOM233
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Sat, Jan 17 2015 FR Rambouillet L'Usine À Chapeaux
Sat, Apr 18 2015 NL Tilburg O13 Neurotic Deathfest
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